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101 Things in 1001 Days
May 15, 2006 4:50 AM   Subscribe

The Mission: Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days. What would you choose to do?

06. Draw on a sidewalk with chalk?
23. Sing Milli Vanilli in a karaoke bar?
27. Be flexible?
28. Find your biological father?
31. Panic on the 1000th day?

Maybe you'd like to team up with others?
posted by divabat (16 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Interesting idea for getting motivated.
posted by melt away at 5:08 AM on May 15, 2006


I need nine more days.
posted by kingfisher, his musclebound cat at 5:20 AM on May 15, 2006


[insert lame binary joke here]
posted by sergeant sandwich at 5:50 AM on May 15, 2006


I'll start making my list... tomorrow.
posted by humboldt32 at 7:55 AM on May 15, 2006


Sure. 1001 days of my time comes to approximately $240,554.33. When a 50% downpayment is deposited to my personal account, I'll be happy to get started.
posted by slatternus at 8:15 AM on May 15, 2006


Without reading the link (or the FPP very closely) I imagine that I'll do about 100 things today before going to bed. What should I do with the other 1000 days?
posted by blue_beetle at 9:29 AM on May 15, 2006


blue_beetle writes " Without reading the link (or the FPP very closely) I imagine that I'll do about 100 things today before going to bed. What should I do with the other 1000 days?"


Vacation.
posted by IronLizard at 10:14 AM on May 15, 2006


Dang, it's like the emo test, except I actually have to get off my ass and do something!

Really, it's 43things with a deadline.
posted by dhartung at 11:12 AM on May 15, 2006


How is "Be flexible" specific and measurable?
posted by arcticwoman at 11:14 AM on May 15, 2006


I'm doing this- deadline date: August 27th, 2007. Goals completed thus far: 39/101. A few are in progress/planning stages.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 11:24 AM on May 15, 2006 [1 favorite]


How is "Be flexible" specific and measurable?

If you follow the link, the goal is actually Become flexible enough to be able to do a standing bridge pose and to be able to bend over and lay my fingers (if not my whole hand) flat on the ground.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 11:26 AM on May 15, 2006 [1 favorite]


Ah, that makes sense.

Neat idea.
posted by arcticwoman at 2:16 PM on May 15, 2006


It seems kind of stupid to me. I don't get why people would need to be motivated by a website to make a list of goals and try to accomplish them. And the arbitrary numbers of 101 and 1001 ... why?
posted by jayder at 5:24 PM on May 15, 2006


I think this is an awesome idea! I'm going to do it too.
posted by supercrayon at 7:04 PM on May 15, 2006


Jayder: It started as one person's project (in 2004 I believe - the earliest blog posts come from then) and then spread to everywhere. I just heard about this a couple of weeks ago, when it made the rounds on LiveJournal.

From the link:
Many people have created lists in the past - frequently simple goals such as new year's resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.
The numbers might seem arbitary, but it rounds things up nicely, and it's a good feeling to say "hey, I've accomplished a hundred things." Makes the improbable seem possible.
posted by divabat at 8:37 PM on May 15, 2006


1001 days sounds like a long time, too- but really, to be on time, you should be completing one goal every 10 days.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:08 AM on May 17, 2006 [1 favorite]


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